Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by the loss of dopamine producing cells in an area in the brain called the Substantia Nigra. The cause of this cell death is unclear but thought to be related to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Parkinson’s disease presents with a host of motor and non- motor symptoms. The motor symptoms are defined by tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement and postural instability. The non-motor symptoms can include symptoms of constipation, anxiety, depression, memory loss, fatigue and loss of smell. At this time, there is no known approved cure for Parkinson’s disease but there are several medications that are approved to treat the symptoms and improve quality of life. Additionally there has been extensive research into the impact that exercise can have on those suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The studies suggest that patients who have this condition and exercise regularly do better long term and that exercise may have a role in slowing the progression of the disease.